Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:17

That hedge looks fantastic now ... I had to look back to your photos on the first page just to check that it had been as I'd remembered .............. see, we were right weren't we   And we're turning you into a gardener too 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:04

Oooh no Clari ... not a Westie!   We used to live next door to one ... apparently his behaviour with underwear in the used laundry basket wasn't polite  .... and I have been known to dribble ... apparently 

Poor you ... get well soon ((hugs)) .... and how do you know those old women aren't reading Hello Forkers!?


Posted: 17/07/2017 at 08:57

You've identified the problem. I use the thinnings as salad leaves. Also plenty of watering needed for the roots to swell. 

Good luck 

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 08:47

Dont think you should be offering us pieces of your cake ... You're going to be needing it all for the queue of customers ... But if you insist ... 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 08:39

Good morning all 

I was awake around four-ish too ... But after answering an ID query I found I couldn't get on the site so couldn't join in the chat. Dachalover I'm glad you see my 'style' for what it is ... Just being friendly to all ... There have been those who have viewed it with suspicion ... But I joined this forum a long time ago when there were various factions and rivalries and one group would not talk to another which was confusing and off putting for newbies ...this is why I try to include everyone and make new folks feel welcome.  And I suppose by nature I'm more of a Labrador than a .......................

what's one of those dogs that's automatically suspicious of everyone ? 

Cant remember ..... More coffee needed ....!!!

Plant Identification

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 02:18

Common elder - Sambucus nigra (elderberry wine, elderflower cordial etc). 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 19:38

No one knows what the inside of a relationship is like ... I think we have to assume, unless we have information to the contrary, that most people get fulfillment out of their relationship ... just because they have a moan and a whinge from time to time it' doesn't mean that they're a victim.

However, if people are miserable and unhappy in a relationship they should do something about it ... things don't get better by themselves and there's nothing worse than being lonely while being part of a couple.  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 18:38

Welcome back Hosta  

Yes, you need to see last week's episode before you see this week's or 


Posted: 16/07/2017 at 18:33

I just run my fingers up the stems of my lupins when they get aphids on them (use rubber gloves if you don't  like the idea)  ... I also feed the birds near to the border where I grow the lupins ... they help themselves to the aphids keeping the numbers right down. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 17:43
Obelixx says:

..... The continuing drought has made me look at buying Beth Chatto's Dry Garden.   ...

 For a moment I thought ... "I didn't know it was for sale" .... then realised you meant the book 

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